RUSM In The News
Arawins Manoharan, November 2019 Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) graduate, has wanted to become a physician ever since he was a child growing up in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough. “It was intriguing to me to be that close to someone’s care and be able to track their health progress over a long period of time,” he said. “And, as a kid, the sciences were always the courses I was most drawn to.”
William “Billy” Hall, MD ’19, isn’t exactly sure where his desire to become a physician came from. The first physician in a family where only a select few had gone to college before him, Hall started doing EMT work after high school and discovered he had a love for helping people that, over time, grew into more.
When the opportunity to shadow a practicing anesthesiologist presented itself in college, the spark that inspired Sara Parmiter, MD ’19, a November 2019 graduate, to follow her dream and become a physician was lit; however, her path to becoming one took several interesting and meaningful turns along the way.
Born in the Dominican Republic to a Dominican mother and Cuban father and raised in Jersey City, NJ, Sarah Ines Ramirez, MD ’11, faced many challenges on her journey to becoming a physician – yet overcome them she did, and today she is doing everything she can to make the path she travelled easier for others to follow.
A medical mission trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua during Matthew Cornacchia’s, MD ’19, fourth year at York University in Toronto inspired his decision to become a physician.
Born in Queens, NY, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) alumna Bianca Rivera, MD ‘16, moved with her family to her parent’s native home of Puerto Rico when she was in the fifth grade. An avid scholar with a love for the sciences, Rivera didn’t decide to become a physician until college when a phone call caused her to rethink her plans for the future.
Claire Pomeroy is president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. She serves as chief executive officer of the Foundation and is responsible for advancing the Foundation's mission to "improve health by accelerating support for medical research through recognition of research excellence, education and advocacy.”
Ross University School of Medicine alumnus Israel Oloye, MD ’18, always knew he wanted to be a physician; however, he opted to follow a somewhat nontraditional route by becoming a nurse first.
Having received 32 invitations to interview in his specialty of choice – Pediatrics – this November 2019 graduate is anticipating securing a residency position in Southern Florida. Having grown up as the oldest boy with six siblings, Pediatrics almost seemed predestined for him.
Every year, World Cancer Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths by raising awareness about cancer. Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) joins the global campaign to support the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and its continuing efforts to boost public health awareness and action against cancer.